Travel Tours

Learn your way around the world.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world with your own personal tour guide? Do you want to meet new friends, see new places and have new experiences? Then discover the pleasures of educational travel with Continuing Studies at UVic.

Our Travel Study program offers educational travel to destinations around the globe. These travel tours are a safe and comprehensive way to explore history, culture, nature and the arts through visits to well-known sites as well as lesser-known destinations and "hidden gems". You'll travel the world with an academic guide—such as a historian, archaeologist or scholar—who has advanced knowledge of the destination. These tours will appeal to you if you want more from your travel experience than standing in lines and shopping for souvenirs.

All tours include:

  • return airfare and land transportation
  • accommodation
  • admissions and excursions
  • many meals (as indicated on tour itinerary)
  • baggage handling at hotels (where available)

Everyone, regardless of educational background, is welcome: there's no prerequisite for this university program! See the individual tour pages for fees and itineraries.


Art History of Northwest Coast

Note: this tour is sold out, but if you wish to be added to the wait list please call 250-721-7797 Leave the big cities behind and join this exciting 13-day exploration of Northwest Coast art and culture and the life and works of Emily Carr.

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Shaw/Stratford Theatre Festivals

This tour concentrates specifically on plays performed in the theatre, including four at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake and four at the Stratford Festival.

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Spain and Portugal

On this 22-day tour we will have the opportunity to enjoy the diverse geography, architecture and culture of the beautiful Iberian Peninsula.

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It’s About Both the Journey AND the Destination

For an avid traveler, the thought of finding a job that allows you to help others fall in love with travel, sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Well this is exactly what Janet gets to do every day at the office. Now, while the idea of traveling is one most people fantasize about, don’t forget there’s a heck of a lot of hard work involved.

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A Taste for Travel

A question that Rosa Stewart admits she is quite used to hearing from her undergrad students in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UVic. “But my Continuing Studies students are different,” she explains.

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Help us select 2018/2019 Travel Tour destinations

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Nan Walmsley

"Nan"Walmsley celebrates her 90th birthday this year but shows no sign of slowing down in her quest to learn new things. Since fall 1998, she has taken around 165 courses through Continuing Studies.

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Janet McDonald, Program Coordinator
Tel 250-721-8827
Preston Randall, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-7997